Primary Health Care Team
Dr Paddy Jackson (Female) BA (Hons), MB ChB - Senior Partner
Born and brought up in India, Dr Jackson completed her education at Durham University (Chinese Honours 1978) and Manchester University (Medicine 1988). She carried out her vocational training as a GP in Croydon in 1993 and, following a period at another Croydon surgery, became a full-time partner at Portland Medical Centre in September 1995.
Special interests: Diabetes, dermatology and cardiology.
Dr Almas Rehman (Female) MBBS, MRCGP, DCH, DFSRH, DRCOG - Partner
Dr Rehman qualified at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, London in 2002 and gained most of her clinical experience at Croydon University Hospital and other local hospitals before completing her GP training at another Croydon GP Practice. She has been a full-time member of our clinical team since early 2007 and became a Partner in Summer 2011. Dr Rehman is a GP Trainer, Programme Director for the Croydon GP Vocational Training Scheme and tutor for Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ Medical School. She also sits on the Local Medical Committee.
Special interests: Child health, antenatal care and family planning.
Dr Yusuf Rajbee (Male) MBChB, MRCGP - Partner
Dr Rajbee completed his medical degree at the University of Sheffield in 2005 followed by vocation training at hospitals and in general practice based in Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea. He joined the Portland Medical Centre as a full-time member of our clinical team in July 2013, and has since become a GP Trainer and tutor for medical students from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’. Dr Rajbee also sits on the board of Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group.
Special Interests: Child Protection, GP Commissioning
Dr Iris Rogers (Female) MB ChB, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP, MSc - Partner
After qualifying in her native country of Sierra Leone, Dr Rogers carried out a number of hospital posts in the UK before choosing General Practice as her specialist area. She completed her GP training in the North of England and following a period of locum GP practice in the Croydon area, joined the Portland Medical Centre in February 2010. Dr Rogers has recently completed a degree in Public Health Medicine.
Special Interests: Public Health
Dr Jaimin Patel (Male) MBBS, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Patel qualified at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ in 1999. After gaining clinical experience at Croydon University Hospital, Dr Patel completed his GP training at a local practice and joined us as a salaried GP in August 2003. He is an educational supervisor for Foundation 2 Doctors from Guy’s King’s and St. Thomas’ Medical School and is also a GP appraiser for NHS Croydon.
Special interests: Sports medicine, antenatal care and developmental paediatrics and Diabetes.
Dr Sumana Pasumarthy (Female) MBBS,MRCGP,DFSRH
After qualifying at the NTS University of Health Sciences in India, Dr Pasumarthy completed her medical training at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle and hospitals in the Surrey and Sussex areas. She completed her GP Vocational Training at a surgery in Haywards Heath and in 2011 joined us on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. Having since worked in another Croydon Practice, Dr Pasumarthy has now joined us on a permanent basis.
Special Interests: Women’s Health, Sexual Health and Contraceptive Services
The Portland Medical Centre is an accredited GP training practice. GP registrars are qualified doctors who have completed all the necessary medical training, and wish to further their careers in general practice. Registrars conduct their own surgeries, but will consult with the partners when necessary.
Our Primary Health Care Team
Practice Manager Vicky Bernard
Reception Manager Tracey Miller
Senior Practice Nurses Zoe Williams & Tracey Leone
Sonia Dailey-Archer, Lesley Murray & Jo Duffell
Our nurses are available by appointment for general advice and routine procedures. They offer a full health promotion service including diabetes, asthma, coronary heart disease, hypertension, well woman (including cervical smears), well man, family planning, immunisations, travel vaccinations and advice, HRT and weight counselling.
Kayleigh Morrison & Sarah Thomas
Our Phlebotomist/HCA's complements the practice nurses' duties.
The community health visitors are based at Tollgate Children's Centre. They are registered nurses with additional qualifications who specialise in the care of children under five. They are available throughout the week to give advice and support to families with babies and young children and can be contacted on 020 8655 5682.
The health visitors also offer open clinics at a variety of locations in the area, including the Oasis Children's Centre, Woodside Health Centre and the Shirley Clinic. Leaflets detailing the days and times of clinics are available at reception.
The community midwives work with the doctors to provide care and advice throughout pregnancy and the postnatal period.
Antenatal appointments are provided on various days throughout the week by our specialist GPs and on Wednesdays by the midwives. To contact the community midwives please telephone 020 8401 3000.
The community district nursing team provides treatment and advice to the housebound and patients recently discharged from hospital. They also provide counselling and support to the terminally ill. They take referrals from GPs and hospitals as well as self-referrals and can be contacted on 020 8656 0213, or via the surgery.